20 visa-free countries, where the summer go sunbathing and swimming
When the holiday was signed at the last moment or the desire to pack in a suitcase swimsuit, beach slippers and shorts caught up suddenly, visas are an annoying obstacle to rest on the sea. We talk about countries where there are beaches, seas, lakes, and to discover that the Russians visa is not required at all, or where to put it upon arrival at the airport.
Gagra, Pitsunda, Sukhumi, only 30 years ago was synonymous with a great vacation at the sea and the deficit of trade union permits in high-rise resort. Resorts of Abkhazia overnight left the tourist Olympus and now slowly return to its former popularity. Here, everything is the same warm sea, penetrating aroma of pine and cypress trees, breathtaking views of the Caucasus Mountains. Tablets "no vacancies" on the gates of houses will not see: you can always rent a house in the family mini-hotels. And gourmets here expanse: you want - overeat domestic cheeses and cakes, you want - taste the colorful pupyrchatuyu churchkhela with nuts and honey or tastes fragrant wine that is traded in virtually every yard.
arrived in Baku in the summer, we can not swim in the sea. The more that near the Absheron peninsula there are many good beaches. But the best, by far, are in Mardakan settlement. In the XIX century there was built cottages oil magnates - Tagiyev, Mukhtarov. Now here equipped beaches: paid and free, where you can swim from May to September. And for a wonderful black - yes, black! - sand need to travel south to Lankaran, located almost on the border with Iran. If you are going here, be aware that the main evening event here - hiking in Chayhona where poured incredibly tasty tea treat and excellent home-made jam.
Barbados - one of the islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea. This former British colony, where several centuries sugar cane and make the world-famous rum. Barbados Beach - is the ideal clean beaches with palm trees, pirate caves, coconut milk, and, of course, the Caribbean music from morning till night. And most importantly - you can sunbathe and swim all year round. Even hurricanes that cause so much harm to residents of other islands that do not reach Barbados.
On the world map, Georgia seems to be quite a small country, the size of Holland. However, this is an optical illusion. Georgia - not a country, but rather a continent where fit mountains, rivers, prairies, deserts, tundra, glaciers, beaches and taiga. Exclusively on the sands of a beach tan Batumi, Ureki Sarpi or there will not be enough. It should go to the mountains of Svaneti, which laid hundreds of climbing and trekking routes of varying difficulty, where there is the Alpine meadows and streams flowing from glaciers. Incidentally, the black sand beach is famous for its healing properties Ureki sand cures heart disease, nerve, skin, and returns to men wasted power.
In the Dominican Republic you need to go for the beach, which a century ago, he admired Columbus, medieval buildings, erected agile colonizers, and rum, in no way inferior, and even overtaking on the flavoring qualities of the Cuban competitor. Catch a tan and practicing sailing and snorkelling can be almost the entire coast of the country, but the best beaches need to look at the Punta Cana resorts (strip of white sand beaches with coral sand stretches for 30 kilometers), Puerto Plata (north coast of the spot for surfing) and the peninsula of Samana. Last known for its main adventure - watching the humpback whales that migrate between singing songs in the local bay.
Despite the fact that summer is the rainy season, the tourists here still go. The more so as the tropical storms start quickly and end quickly.
Red Sea resorts, in spite of all the Egyptian revolution, occupy the top of the charts among the most popular holiday destinations of Russians. Arab exotic, fantastic underwater world has turned Egypt into one of the most popular countries for tourists. The main resorts of the country - the road to Sharm el-Sheikh, democratic Hurghada "mecca" daunshifterov Dahab with the most famous diving spots of the world - the Blue hole and one of the youngest and not yet fully mastered by tourists Marsa Alam, off the coast of which the excellent diving .
Not in any other parts of the world can have a feeling with the same frequency as in Israel. Then in the morning you can go down to the snow-capped mountains in the afternoon - relax on the sea beach in the evening - dinner in the desert, and the dawn of a new day to meet in one of the most ancient cities in the world - Jerusalem. And all this - without leaving the territory of half that of Moscow region. Major coastal cities of the country - in Haifa, Tel Aviv and Eilat, which is, of course, steals the show. If in Haifa and Tel Aviv beaches - this is a great addition to the city, the Eilat - resort capital of the country, a piece of beach civilization 7-kilometer-long, separated from the rest of Israel's Negev desert sands. Its main entertainment - diving to sprawling coral forests and flooded the courts for which tourists from all over the world come here.
The amounts of oil that is poured on the Indonesian island of Bali glossy magazines and TV, for a long time would be enough for the whole sea. Fabulous, fantastic, crazy obscene - all this is about the only one island. Here - the perfect place for everything. For a honeymoon or romantic dinners under the moon, all-night revelry in the company of friends, a good family holiday with the kids with the obligatory visit to the zoo, and tumbling in the ocean with dolphins fun. And for novice surfers here - very friendly wave. At the same time the most insidious - for those who do not fear neither God nor the devil.
Aqaba - Jordan's Red Sea resort - is growing rapidly the last few years. This is the warmest place in the country (after the Dead Sea resorts), where you can feel comfortable even in the New Year - Mount carefully guarded city weather trouble, creating a special microclimate. The water temperature in the dead of winter here does not fall below plus 22 degrees, and in summer the sea and completely transformed into fresh milk. Aqaba boasts a balanced "package" of the sea and historical pieces: which is only the local Mameluke fort, which at one time he stormed Lawrence of Arabia. And Peter, a grand ancient monument, made the list of "New Wonders of the World", is located on the resort only a few dozen kilometers.
only in Cambodia seaside resort of Sihanoukville, on the bank of the same Gulf of Thailand as an Asian capital carefree tourism and institutionalized corruption - Thailand's Pattaya. In addition, the Cambodian resort is much more successful Thai - 500 km closer to the equator. It is not surprising that the laurels of the famous neighbor for a long time do not give rest Sihanoukville. The last decade is only there was talk of building "Pattaya's future."
But still far from Pattaya, while the city looks more like a Soviet Anapa: the same sandy beaches, drowsy provincial atmosphere and discreet service. The most significant plus compared to the Thai "competitor" is still relatively cheap and not crowded.
The legendary Lake Issyk-Kul in the north-east of the country and is a resort of regional significance: every summer to it attracts not only the residents of Kyrgyzstan, but also citizens of Kazakhstan, and the Russians from the border with Kazakhstan and Western Siberia regions. In July and August, the beach, and already plastered resorts, health resorts, flood the masses of people, and the prices soar in the boarding houses of Kyrgyz standards to cosmic heights, especially in the North, the traditional tourist, side.
But the "pearl of the Tien Shan", even in summer does not lose its luster: lovers of peace and pristine only costs something to travel outside of Cholpon-Ata, Karakol, Balykchy, Bosteri, Tamchi and camp "savage", away from the spit-covered urban beaches (local people do not really care about the purity of their region). Plenty of space: the length of the coastline of Lake Issyk-Kul is 688 km, it is one of the largest high-altitude lakes in the world.
The main resort Cuba - Varadero - it's 20 kilometers of sandy beach fleeing into the distance, generously flavored with five-star hotels, villas, discos and bars. From communist Cuba in these parts has disappeared. Basic "package" of entertainment on Varadero includes sea swim, walk on the beach and drinking Colada pins in tiny bars. And the resort is absolutely all crazy about diving: there are at least two dozen schools, fifty instructors and countless interesting "spots" for diving, including coral reef, which partially surrounds the Varadero, as well as flooded warships and aircraft.
With the Maldives need to bring peace of mind and a T-shirt with the inscription speaking "No news, no shoes". Shoes are really not necessary. White sand, soft and gentle, embracing a wide band all islands of the archipelago in 1200. To work around any of them, you need only some 20-40 minutes leisurely step. News, especially from the television, and do not get on a local thatched bungalows. Therefore, to find peace of mind in these parts easily. The main thing - to observe the simple routine: alternate sunscreen with aromatic oils in the spa, cocktails on the beach - with a candlelit dinner, wallowing in the warm ocean - with walks on the uninhabited islands.
This African kingdom is considered not only the owner of the stunning scenery, but also excellent beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. There are good waves for surfing and steady wind for kite and windsurfing. This was, in fact, not the "vegetable" beach holiday and travel to Morocco. Chief of entertainment in the country - Agadir, which resembles Egyptian Hurghada: here fun, crowded, civilized. Women go without the hijab, bars packed with Europeans and thundering disco till the morning. They come here to sunbathe, splash around in the warm waves, walk along the streets of the built-up shops and feast on fish Tazhin.
This is a magical and sometimes shocking kingdom - a paradise for sedate family vacation, and for lovers of sex tourism, as well as divers, surfers, rafters, bekpakerov, daunshifterov, gay, ecotourists, ethnographers, kickboxers, writers and just bums. Just be aware of whom in what part of heaven to go. Pattaya - for noisy nightlife, for quiet measured rest - in the province of Krabi and the island of Koh Phangan on honeymoon - the island of Koh Samui, and for the greatest number of beaches - the island of Phuket.
Tunisia - one of the oldest resorts on the planet. The curative properties of the local beaches, thermal waters and tuna phosphorus Phoenicians found yet. They were succeeded by the Egyptians, and then the Roman legionnaires were treated with the patricians on the Tunisian coast their rheumatism and gout, and only they knew a lot about good rest! The oldest resort in the country - Hammamet, quiet and calm, with no high-rise hotels, as the home of the law can not be higher than the trees. Sousse - young and modern, with high-class hotels and spa centers. By the way, the spa centers did glory Tunisian resorts. Thalassotherapy here has been developing for many years, and there are services cheaper than in Europe.
For the majority of our fellow citizens this country has long become a major national holiday resort, compared to which the most popular beyond the power of Yalta, or Sochi Adler combined. Yet Turkey - is much more than just a chain of resorts all inclusive. And arriving here, we should not be limited to "the Bermuda Triangle" beach-restaurant-disco. Here there are amazing underground cities in Cappadocia, the unique salt lake Tuz, fascinating natural mineral baths in Pamukkale, the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus, where fanatic Herostrat burned the Temple of Artemis.
In Montenegro, difficult to feel like a foreigner: the local language is similar to the larger Russian Ukrainian, and a couple of glasses of local vodka slivovitz quickly erases language barriers. A cursory glance at the local landscapes will give the association with the Crimea, Croatia and Turkey. But meticulous tourists caught up in Montenegro will understand that other country on the world map could not be found. Mix of black rocks, groves of cypress trees, turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea, mountain villages and old buildings in the Venetian style here magnet for those who love to sunbathe on the background of mountains and luxurious drink wine with a view of the most tortuous fjord of the Mediterranean - the Bay of Kotor.
Sri Lanka is better known to us as Ceylon. All thanks to the fragrant Ceylon tea, which is very popular since the days of the Soviet Union. Came here to open an amazing picture: the golden beaches and tropical forests, underwater coral placers and unique ancient architecture, beautiful waterfalls and tea plantations. In such nice scenery windsurfing, scuba diving, rafting and rock climbing, as well as promote health using ancient methods of Ayurveda and Aromatherapy.
The largest island of the country - the southern Jeju - Korea for the same thing, that the Crimea to the Soviet Union: the main national health resort and granary. Those subtropical, resort romance, barbecue from the local black pigs instead of kebabs of lamb and provincial crowd of vacationers, because of which in the season on the beaches are not crowded - a hair's breadth Soviet south in summer. By the islanders, however, prefer other comparisons such as "Asian Hawaii" or, at worst, "Korean Bali". But the facts - are stubborn things: Jeju yet lacks gloss American and Indonesian surf stations. But after the abolition of visas for Russian holidaymakers, he seems to have finally become a substitute distant Black Sea island resort for our Siberia.